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Lautoka Queen Recovers From Week-Long Carnival

Lautoka Queen Recovers From Week-Long Carnival
Miss Sugar Neha Natasha Singh with her dad Mahendra Singh and mum Shalin Lata at their residence in Lautoka yesterday. PHOTO: KATHRIN KRISHNA.
September 25
11:17 2017

Newly crowned Miss Sugar Festival queen Neha Natasha Singh yesterday was still trying to come to terms with her achievement.

After waking up to the reality of being announced the winner at Churchill Park in Lautoka on Saturday night, the 24-year-old registered nurse at the Lautoka hospital was still recovering at home in Kermode with her family.

In a telephone interview, Ms Singh said pageants were events she had always aspired to be a part of and through her involvement she was able to overcome her shyness.

“This has always been my passion ever since I was a little girl, I feel really happy and excited and really I am just lost for words because this was unexpected,” Ms Singh said.

“I was a really shy girl in school and this festival has given me the confidence that I needed.”

Ms Singh said with her profession she thought it would be a great platform for her to advocate on the issues of communicable diseases.

“My advocacy was based on combating communicable diseases, I have chosen this pageant to advocate on it as it is on the rise in Fiji,” she said.

She said she owed her win to her family and the contestants for making her experience a memorable one during the week.

“What I have achieved tonight is all because of family, my parents and my younger brother for their support and I will reward them for this,” she said.

“I believe that all nine contestants are gorgeous, talented and for the memories we have shared throughout this one week is a beautiful journey that I will surely remember.”

She said the Miss World Fiji Pageant would be her next hurdle which would not be an easy task as she would be lining up against the best from around the country.

“Fiji Pageant will be a bigger stage and bigger challenge, as the queens around Fiji like Miss Hibiscus, Miss Gold N Water, Miss Rakiraki, etc, so I will have to be prepared,” she said.

The Miss World Fiji national pageant is set for November in the capital city.

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